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TRFA receives 12 entries for Polymer Research Award.
Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA)    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
May 29, 2012 TRFA has received 12 entries for its Excellence in Polymer Research Award and expects more before final papers are due May 31. TRFA initiated this award presentation to student researchers to encourage and recognize advances in science and engineering of thermoset polymer industry. Award consists of $500 cash, a commemorative plaque, and an invitation to present the winning paper at TRFA annual meeting in October. The paper will also be posted on TRFA's website.
BSA Distributor Survey shows solid gains.
Bearing Specialists Association    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
May 29, 2012 According to BSA Annual Distributor Survey, aggregate sales volume increased 14.7% in 2011 over 2010 volume. Firms responding to survey represented 90% of the value of bearings sold through BSA members. Additional survey results revealed that in 2011, aggregate number of employees increased 3.5%, and in 2010, number of employees rose 1.8%. In another industry update, ABMA reported that Fredonia Group estimated world bearing market to be $50.5 billion in 2011 and $60 billion in 2011.
BSA anounces 2012-2013 meeting dates.
Bearing Specialists Association    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
May 29, 2012 BSA has announced important upcoming events beginning with 2012 Fall Meeting in Chicago scheduled for Sept 24-25 at the Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile. Meeting is co-located with ABMA's Fall Meeting. Individual event schedules have been timed to avoid overlap, but there will be joint reception and dinner to facilitate industry networking. Looking ahead, BSA 2013 Winter Meeting is planned for January 27-29 and BSA's 2013 Annual Convention will be May 5-7.
BIO Lauds Senate Passage of User Fee package.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 29, 2012 BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood commended U.S. Senate's bipartisan approval of Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), which includes reauthorization of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA). Particular recognition was given to leadership shown by Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Ranking Member Mike Enzi (R-WY) for crafting measure that will "continue to ensure patient safety, access to the newest cures and therapies, and job growth in America."
BIO Makes Statement on bill to extend Therapeutic Discovery Project tax credit.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
May 29, 2012 Statement by BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood applauds Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing "The Extension of the Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit" (S. 3232). According to Greenwood, this legislation "would support continued American innovation and accelerate the development of life-saving cures for numerous prominent diseases." Greenwood cited Therapeutic Discovery Project's (TDP) past success in advancing breakthrough medicines, economic stability, and job growth.
Waterproofing Standard focuses on drainage systems media.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 25, 2012 ASTM D7492/D7492M, Guide for Use of Drainage System Media with Waterproofing Systems, provides information and guidelines for selection and installation of drainage systems media used with waterproofing systems. As chairmen of Subcommittee D08.22 on Waterproofing and Dampproofing Systems, Bruce Darling noted that designers and contractors will be primary users of this new standard. It is intended to be used in conjunction with multiple waterproofing standards.
ASTM Wood Committee approves fire resistance test standard.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 25, 2012 ASTM International Committee D07 on Wood has approved ASTM D7746, Practice for Calculating the Superimposed Load on Wood-Frame Floor-Ceiling Assemblies for Standard Fire Resistance Tests. Developed by Subcommittee D07.05 on Wood Assemblies, standard will be used in conjunction with other fire test standards, and will be used primarily by manufacturers who are seeking fire resistance tests and agencies that conduct such tests.
IPC/JEDEC-9704A Guideline facilitates strain gage testing.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
May 25, 2012 IPC/JEDEC-9704A, Printed Circuit Assembly Strain Gage Test Guideline, makes it easier for engineers to run strain gage tests during manufacturing process. While first-generation document provided target pass/fail points, Revision A changes focus to methodology. Guideline includes formulas for calculating strain and describes techniques for analyzing data derived from these tests. In addition to BGAs, IPC/JEDEC-9704A provides recommendations for sockets and ceramic capacitors.
TRFA Webinar explores how additives perform in epoxy systems.
Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA)    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
May 25, 2012 TRFA invites industry professionals to participate in 1 hr webinar on June 28, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT pertaining to principles and science behind design and selection of additives. Presenter Dan Breidenbach, Laboratory Manager at BYK USA, will help attendees learn major reasons and objectives for using air release additives, differentiation between air release additives and defoamers, principles of wetting and dispersive additives, as well as surface defects and solutions.
Student Winners Announced in NREL's alternative energy car races.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
May 25, 2012 NREL's Junior Solar Sprint, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions saw 104 participating teams from 23 Colorado schools. Student teams raced solar, lithium ion, or hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles they designed and built themselves, and trophies were given out for speed as well as technology, craftsmanship, and innovation for each technology.
RIA announces first Certified Robot Integrators.
Robotic Industries Association    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
May 25, 2012 JR Automation, Motion Controls Robotics, Tennessee Rand, and Wolf Robotics are the first 4 robotic integrators to receive Certified Robot Integrator designation from RIA. In order to become certified, integrators go through rigorous process which includes on-site audit, safety training, and hands-on testing of key personnel. Based on feedback from industry, achieving certification will be valuable to integrators looking to showcase capabilities and experience to users and suppliers.
ISPE and ILF engage with U.S. and Asian regulators at meetings.
ISPE    Tampa, FL 33609
May 25, 2012 ISPE continued its mission to provide neutral ground for pharmaceutical industry professionals and regulators to discuss industry issues at ISPE Affiliate meetings in Japan and China. Key topics of Japan Affiliate meeting included international harmonization and effects of globalization, particularly in regards to counterfeiting and drug shortages. China meeting focused on introduction and implementation of China's new GMP guidelines and featured open and frank panel discussions with SFDA.
NAM Comments on Administration's Fracking Regulations .
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
May 25, 2012 NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement on proposed Bureau of Land Management hydraulic fracturing regulations on federal lands. According to Timmons, states are already effectively regulating hydraulic fracturing. New federal rules will be confusing and duplicative and will add unnecessary regulatory burden for energy producers. Shale development has a tremendous upside for manufacturers, and NAM urges Department of Interior to carefully reconsider these proposed regulations.
NAM hails court's rejection of ambush elections.
National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)    Washington, DC 20004
May 25, 2012 NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued statement after U.S. District Court invalidated National Labor Relations Board's "ambush elections" rule, which would have expedited unionization election process. According to Timmons, overturning the ambush elections rule is a key victory for job creators and the 12 million men and women working in manufacturing. NAM will continue to lead the way in opposing rules and regulations that stand in the way of job creation and economic growth.
ELFA's MLFI-25 for April 2012 shows overall new business growth.
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association    Washington, DC 20006
May 24, 2012 ELFA's Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) for April shows overall new business volume of $6.1 billion, which is up 20% from same period in 2011 and down 10% from previous month. Year-to-date cumulative new business volume is up 17%, while receivables over 30 days, charge-offs, and credit approvals respectively decreased to 2.7%, 0.6%, and 76%. Also, total headcount for equipment finance companies in April increased 0.7% from the previous month (down 4.1% year over year).
Award for Polymer Research receives record number of entries.
Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA)    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
May 24, 2012 Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) received 12 entries for its annual Excellence in Polymer Research Award and expects more before final papers are due on May 31, 2012. Winner will be announced on July 27th, and formal presentation of award will occur at TRFA's 10th Anniversary Meeting. Initiated to encourage and recognize advances in science and engineering regarding thermoset polymer industry, award also provides recipient with visibility and exposure in industry.
Energy Tech Emissions Estimates are narrowed by NREL.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
May 24, 2012 Meta-analysis of life cycle assessment (LCA) studies, performed by NREL, weighed emissions estimates per kW-hr from raw materials, manufacturing, transportation, operation, and decommissioning to get optimal comparisons. It found that, from cradle to grave, coal-fired energy releases ~20X as much GHG into atmosphere per kW-hr as solar energy. According to NREL Senior Scientist Garvin Heath, methodology used for study provided better precision of study results.
EPA and Department of Commerce announce effort to boost jobs.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
May 24, 2012 U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Department of Commerce Secretary John E. Bryson announced efforts to launch environmental technology initiative to help create American jobs in environmental industry. Environmental Technologies Export Initiative builds on President Obama's National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by end of 2014 and support millions of American jobs. Web-based tool is scheduled to be launched in fall of this year and hosted on export.gov.
NREL simulates shade conditions in test for solar arrays.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
May 24, 2012 NREL's "Photovoltaic Shading Testbed for Module-level Power Electronics" report details repeatable test procedure for simulating shaded operation of PV system and analysis model for converting these measurements into annual performance forecasts. According to test protocol, under heavy shading conditions, use of microinverters instead of typical string inverters can help mitigate impacts of shade by improving system performance by more than 12%.
Steel Committee honors F. Robert Setlak with Award of Merit.
ASTM International    West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
May 24, 2012 ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys has honored F. Robert Setlak, metallurgical engineering consultant based in Orland Park, IL, with Award of Merit. ASTM International member since 1988, Setlak serves as user vice chairman on Committee A01 as well as chairman of Subcommittees A01.20 on Tin Mill Products and A01.98 on Long-Range Planning. He has also chaired several A01 task groups and is member of ASM International.

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